About

Founded in 2013, AGSAF (Artificially Generated Stampede Awareness Foundation) is a group of concerned individuals who acknowledge that emergency evacuation protocol designed for large crowds, particularly NFL and NCAA Division I football stadiums, is currently inadequate.  We believe the United States government is unwilling and/or unable to address this ongoing, potential national security issue.  This course of inaction is unacceptable.

Human beings have a fundamental right to know that if they receive panic-inducing information from their cellular device while in a confined location, it is almost certainly a hoax designed to place their lives in jeopardy by inducing an artificially generated stampede.  Our government has an obligation to convey this information in order to adequately protect its citizenry.

Until the United States government officially acknowledges the existence and fundamental nature of the threat posed by an artificially generated stampede, it is our mission to raise awareness and prevent potential injury and loss of life.  This is more than a public safety issue.  It is a moral one.

My story

In 2011, I conceived of the future inevitability of a human stampede likely induced through SMS (short message service) information.  In very rudimentary layman’s terms, instead of shouting “fire” in a crowded theater, I became concerned about the prospect of someone texting “bomb” in a crowded stadium.

When I originally stumbled upon this mess, I knew it was going to be a difficult path forward.  I knew it was going to markedly alter the course of my life.  Most people choose a life direction based on their financial prospects.  There’s not much here in the way of profit to be had.  Regrettably, what I can envision is being demonized, persecuted and potentially prosecuted by the most powerful entity on the planet, the United States government.

I will not back down for a simple reason.  Even though the artificially generated stampede and the dominipede are hypotheticals, I know that I am right.  More importantly, I believe I am morally right.  And until I’m convinced that I am wrong, I will continue with this effort.

Important dates:

9-2-11

I completed the initial draft of my book (Sonofsaf: Odd, Oh Biography) and published it on the internet as a sole blog entry (http://sonofsaf.blogspot.com/2011/09/book.html).

2-1-12

I received the official copyright for my book from the Library of Congress:
United States Copyright Office.

Registration Number:  TX 7-471-234
Alternative Registration #: TX0007471234
Service Request #: 1-691042477
Effective date of registration: November 27, 2011

2-22-12

I met with a representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wheeling, WV field office to discuss my concerns and inform the government that I would embark on an extensive letter writing campaign designed to raise awareness.

3-1-12

In accordance with the United States Department of Homeland Security’s “If you see something, say something” campaign, I sent a letter with this content to the following individuals:

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security
Julius Genachowski, Director, Federal Communications Commission
Arne Duncan, Secretary, Department of Education
NCAA Division I leadership^

I received 17 responses.

University of Cincinnati
University of Missouri
Clemson University
University of Virginia *
Virginia Tech *
Rutgers *
Eastern Michigan University *
University of Nebraska *
University of Southern California
San Jose State University *
University of Oregon
University of New Mexico
The Ohio State University
University of Washington *
Duke University
US Army West Point*
University of Georgia

* – denotes use of the term “artificially generated stampede.”

^ – the letter to Arkansas State University Chancellor Daniel Howard was returned to sender, marked as undeliverable.

4-20-12

I sent a follow-up letter with this content to NCAA Division I leadership.

I received 7 responses.

University of Texas at El Paso
The Ohio State University
Clemson University
US Army West Point*
University of Virginia*
Penn State*
University of Wisconsin*

5-1-12

I sent a consolidated version of the first two letters to the following individuals:

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell
NFL Ownership
Representatives of NASCAR Racing
Representatives of INDY Racing

I received zero responses from these 39 individuals.

6-20-12

I sent a letter with the following content to the pool of individuals who exhibited a concern for this matter.

I received 2 responses.

Virginia Tech*
The Ohio State University

7-10-12

I sent a letter with the following content to my 7 elected political representatives.

I received 2 responses.

Joe Manchin, United States Senator*
Joseph Thornton, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

I received a response dated April 12, 2012 from the United States Department of Education.  The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Communications Commission failed to acknowledge my concerns.

Please know that I have the utmost respect for those who attempted to address my concerns.  I believe it illustrates an understanding of the issue.  Their willingness to use the term “artificially generated stampede” represents a legitimate starting point.

I will notify every member of the United States Congress of AGSAF’s existence by January 1, 2014.